Judges and Legal Professionals: Afghanistan

Part of Justice – in the House of Commons on 14th September 2021.

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Photo of Robert Buckland Robert Buckland The Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice

Let me deal with the specific issue of judges and other lawyers in Afghanistan, because that is what I am directly involved with. Yesterday, the Afghan citizens resettlement scheme was announced. That provides a clear route to safety for judges, who are one of the groups to be prioritised under the scheme. Some judges have already been resettled here in the UK, and I will not rest until everyone who fits those important criteria and needs the support and safety of the rule of law is accommodated.